Apple Crumble Flapjacks

Apple crumble flapjacks – Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

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Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.


When I first started Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen it was very much my project. Something I worked on when my husband (he’s called Jon by the way) was at work, and the boys were busy doing other things.

However over Christmas, during his holidays, Jon started showing a bit more interest. Then a couple of weeks ago he announced the he wanted to have a go a creating a new recipe – apple crumble flapjacks.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

This flapjack recipe started life as a simple apple flapjack. However, the crunchy oats, cinnamon and layer of apple reminded me so much of an apple crumble (especially when I covered them in homemade custard) that I decided to rename them.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

One major advantage of these flapjacks is that they don’t contain any flour. I don’t have anything against flour, I use it in many of my recipes. The problem is, when Jon sifts flour he seems to think that it needs to be done with a flourish, leaving a thin layer all over the kitchen that I (as his sous chef on this occasion) am then responsible for cleaning up. There’s no sifting here, so the mess stays at a minimum.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

Another of my sous chef jobs is lining the baking tray (if you’ve seen his present wrapping you’d understand why!). Fortunately for this recipe all you need to do is cut a sheet of baking parchment slightly larger than the baking tray, and then when you fill the tin you simply push the mixture into the corners – simple.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

As I said before, when my husband is cooking, I’m his sous chef. However, when I’m writing, he’s my sub-editor. I’m wondering whether to hit publish before he comes home from work and tells me I can’t say these things about him (because he’s actually pretty brilliant) 🙂

What do you think?

So here it is… My husband’s fabulous apple crumble flapjack recipe!

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5 from 7 votes

Apple Crumble Flapjacks Recipe

Apple crumble flapjacks – Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 large flapjacks

Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples - about 400g
  • 150 g raisins
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100 g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 500 g oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the over to 190ºC/170ºC fan.
  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • Peel and chop the apples (4 medium)
  • Put the apple and raisins (150g) in a small pan and cook on a low heat until the fruit is soft (around 5 minutes), stirring occasionally to prevent it burning.
  • Meanwhile put the butter (250g), golden syrup (4 tbsp) and light brown muscovado sugar (100g) into a large pan and cook on a low heat until the butter has melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the butter has melted, remove from the heat and add the oats (500g) and cinnamon (1 tsp) and stir until fully combined.
  • Once the apple and raisins are soft, mash them until they are mushy.
  • Place half of the oat mixture into the pre-lined tray and push down firmly to form an even layer - you must push down firmly to ensure that the flapjack doesn't fall apart when you remove it from the tin later.
  • Add the apple and raisins to the tin and spread to form an even layer.
  • Add the remaining oat mixture and press firmly into an even layer.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes until they are golden in colour and slightly darker around the edges.
  • When the flapjacks are cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.
  • Serve.

Notes

Have you tried this recipe? Please leave a comment and rating at the bottom of the page to let others know what you thought.
Have you tried this recipe?Please leave a comment and rating at the bottom of the page to let others know what you thought.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 10.8% | Vitamin C: 2.7% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 12.3%
Any nutritional information shown is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

 

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25 Comments:

  1. Five Stars from me, these are delicious served out of the fridge cold, my husband can’t resist them and I have to stop him from eating the lot.

  2. I’ve just made these for my husbands works charity bake off and they are fantastic. Easy recipe and great that you don’t have to keep scrolling back and forth for the measurements whist making them. They taste amazing will definitely make them again will add blueberries and apples for a change as I don’t like raisns

    • Ooh, I love the idea of adding blueberries, I’ll have to try that sometime. I started adding the measurements in the method for that exact reason, especially as I’m a bit of a messy cook and I don’t like touching the screen with sticky fingers!

  3. Gorgeous recipe! An autumnal crumble/flapjack combo (and bonus, gluten free!) I like how you’ve included the ingredient amounts in the method, saves toggling back and forth.

    • Thanks. I’ve always added the ingredients like that as I hate touching my phone with sticky fingers which I often have to do if the measurements are only included in the original ingredients list,

  4. Literally my favourite flapjack recipe 5 star they are beautiful!

  5. These are simply delicious, if you like apple and cinnamon you’ll love these especially with ice cream

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